Description: This oral history is of Colonel Young Oak Kim, a highly decorated World War II veteran. He was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Bunker Hill area of Downtown. He and his family were one of the first Korean families in Los Angeles. During WWII, he fought with the 100th Infantry Battalion, a segregated unit of Japanese Americans from Hawaii. He was the only non-Japanese American. He later rejoined the army to fight in the Korean War. Kim was the Asian American to command a... Topics: californialightandsound, Korean Americans, World War II, Go for Broke National Veterans Association... Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
byUnited States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 45 (partial), 1945 01 Japanese Americans: short film about Japanese-American participation in the war. The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under the supervision of Col. Frank Capra, who came up with the idea. It was released twice a month and shown to military troops as a 20-minute newsreel."By the end of the war, the Army-Navy Screen Magazine reached an enormous weekly audience of 4.2 million. It... Topics: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Japanese American, United...